Do I need to be home when the Visalia plumber arrives? If you property is accessible, then you do not need to be on site. Just make sure that gates are unlocked or if you have any pets they are secured inside of your home.
Is Backflow Testing Required in Visalia?California state regulations require that backflow prevention devices to be tested on an annual basis. This device is required because it will keep water that is passing through them to stay in the plumbing system and prevent them from coming back into the new water being supplied in your home. It safeguards your entire drinking system. When annual backflow tests are performed on your home, it’s a preventative measure to keep you up to city standards as well as keeping you safe.
Does the water need to be shut off during a backflow test?The answer is, YES, the water will be turned off for a brief time. But, we know that you need it back up and running ASAP. We will ensure that this happens.
About how long does a Backflow test take? It’s actually super short and should run only about 10-15 minutes.
How often should I get tests on my Backflow system? Very simply, annually. However, should a backflow device fail in some capacity and needs to be repaired, we are required by law to turn in a test report after the repair is made to the system.
When do I know that I need to have a Backflow test performed?Generally, your local water or health department will inform you. It typically remains the same month every year, however, this is entirely controlled by the water or health department. Also, if you are selling your home, it’s a great selling piece to have this performed and ready to go for a new buyer. That way they’re ensured of the backflow quality.
What on earth is a Backflow Device, exactly?A backflow device is simply a check valve. It’s similar to the warning systems that you have in your car. It makes water flow in one direction and keeps it flowing that way. While there are many different kinds of devices, their exact purpose is to allow the flow of water in only one direction. It is used to protect your water supplies from contamination or pollution due to backflow. If this doesn’t work properly, it is very dangerous to you, your family, and your home.